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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on June 17, 2024

This Friday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to reflect on and celebrate the diverse cultures of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Líl̓wat Nation, the Village of Pemberton acknowledges the history of First Nations and is committed to continued learning to understand the important role the Líl̓wat Nation peoples have in the Pemberton Valley.

Engage in Local Events and Activities

Celebrate the spirit of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday, June 21, 2024. Admission on June 21 is FREE, featuring immersive cultural programming, a cedar log blessing and live carving, an Artist’s Market, weaving demonstrations, storytelling, a speaker series, and much more. www.SLCC.ca/nihm/

Explore Indigenous Language Tools

Learn more about the history, culture, and language of the keepers of the land you live on. First Voices offers online language learning tools and mobile apps with a comprehensive collection of greetings and introductory phrases from Indigenous communities around BC. www.firstvoices.com/

Learning about Indigenous peoples’ history and culture is a step each of us can take on the path to reconciliation. To help support your journey, here are a few more learning resources:

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